HUMANITARIAN PROGRAM DIRECTOR

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 25 April 2019
  • Maputo, Mozambique
  • Closing on 25 May 2019
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Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE is looking for talented Humanitarian Program Director reporting to the Assistant Country Director (ACD) - Programs and is responsible for providing oversight and leadership to humanitarian program operation ensuring program quality and accountability. The post holder will line manage and closely work with the Emergency Team Leader(s) (ETL) and Sector Leads to direct the implementation of the CARE Mozambique Humanitarian program portfolio, ensuring that CARE’s interventions are timely, effective and relevant to the needs of the affected populations The incumbent will ensure that a gender focus is incorporated in all aspects of programming. The postholder will ensure that a M&E framework is established, which must include appropriate outcome measurement. The incumbent will oversee resource management and fundraising in coordination with the ACD-P. S/he will be providing training, mentoring and capacity building specially for CARE Mozambique national positions and potentially for partner agencies as well. Particular attention will be given to the financial and administrative responsibilities of program staff so as to ensure efficiency and compliance. S/he will manage day-to-day communication with field implementation teams and provide general guidance on field activities implemented by program staff and/or partners.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Program management and coordination
  • General management and leadership
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
  • Team building, staff supervision and capacity building

Primary Skills:

  • Post graduate degree preferably in Humanitarian assistance, disaster management, social science
  • Minimum of five (5) years humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters
  • High level of all aspects of managerial experience, including managing multi-million dollar budgets
  • Experience in complex decision making and leading a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team under different circumstances
  • The highest level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management
  • Familiarity in humanitarian programming and inter-agency coordination systems
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner and conducive to their practical application
  • Experience in budget development and management
  • Excellent interpersonal and staff management skills
  • Strong communication skills in both verbal and written
  • Computer skills on MS word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Strong capacity to manage competing priorities and multiple grants
  • Prefer candidates with Portuguese language skills

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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